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 How to install the Recovery Console under Windows XP
Published on 2019/11/19, by NojusK.

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We may always encounter some problems with our computer, like corrupted/missing critical System files and similar. That’s why the Windows XP recovery console is the solution for these problems! You will NEED your Windows XP Disc to install it, first of all press the + R to open the Run prompt, next type the following command;

D:\i386\winnt32.exe\cmdcons

(Note: In most cases the drive letter is D:, but yours may be diffirent)

After that this message will appear:

Click Yes(Y) to Continue, after that, this screen will appear;

Select Skip this step and continue Installing Windows (Note again: don’t get fooled by that option what it says, it doesn’t “Install Windows”). Wait a few moments, depending on your DVD/CD-Drive speed.

After all that, you will be greeted with this message;

Now, if you click OK, You will have to manually restart your computer. After the restart you will notice this:

Delete Recovery Console

If you installed Recovery Console, you can also delete it from the boot options menu.To delete it, follow these steps:

Restart your Windows XP system. Click Start, Click My Computer, Double-click on C:\ or the drive where Windows XP is installed, Click Tools, then Folder Options, and then click the View tab, Click Show hidden files and folders and make sure Hide protected operating system files is unchecked, Click OK, Delete the Cmdcons folder and the Cmldr file from C:\, Right-click on the Boot.ini file (Warning!: do not delete this file) and click Properties, Make sure the Read-only option is unchecked, Click OK

Open the Boot.ini file with Notepad, Remove the Recovery Console line from the file and save it. This line looks like this:

C:\cmdcons\bootsect.dat=”Microsoft Windows Recovery Console” /cmdcons
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